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Launching App and Concerned that Users will Open Spreadsheet - and app wont work

Hello!

 

Planning to launch a PowerApp to be used simultaneously by 10 or so people to check out inventory. The App draws its data from an Excel file located on my OneDrive. I know that I need to share the app and the spreadsheet to all users. My concern is that the users will open the spreadsheet when we are using the app and then the app won't work. I'm also concerned that the users may want to download the excel file and I don't want them to do that either. 

 

Would really appreciate some good advice! 

 

Thanks for reading and helping.

 

Sincerely,

Vanessa

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Re: Launching App and Concerned that Users will Open Spreadsheet - and app wont work

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Re: Launching App and Concerned that Users will Open Spreadsheet - and app wont work

@vgeorg 

If you are using an Excel spreadsheet as your datasource there’s not really any way to project against users working directly inside the sheet or downloading it.  There’s no security like what you want for Excel files in OneDrive.  The only option  you have to just tell the users, NO, don’t do that.

 

Another idea is to move to a SharePoint list instead which you can take steps to hide.

 

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Re: Launching App and Concerned that Users will Open Spreadsheet - and app wont work

Hi,

Thank you so VERY VERY VERY much for letting me know. I'm grateful. That's what I thought but wanted to double check. Been meaning to learn how to use SharePoint so guess now is the time.

 

Again, thank you for your guidance.

 

Sincerely,

Vanessa

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